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Daily mobility in Grenoble metropolitan region, France : applied GIS methods in time geographical research

Hansen, Rickard (2008) In LUMA-GIS Thesis GISM01 20081
Dept of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science
Abstract
Time-geography is one of the earliest analytical perspectives to study human activities and movements in space-time. With the increasing availability of geo-referenced individual level data and more powerful computational capabilities, more and more studies are implementing
time-geographical constructs in Geographical Information Systems (GIS). This research evaluates the importance of different variables to understand daily mobility for individuals in Grenoble metropolitan region, France. It presents approaches to describe and measure observed travel patterns based on 39 completed travel diaries from 22 households. The activity-space concept is used to describe and measure daily mobility and it is portrayed
through the standard... (More)
Time-geography is one of the earliest analytical perspectives to study human activities and movements in space-time. With the increasing availability of geo-referenced individual level data and more powerful computational capabilities, more and more studies are implementing
time-geographical constructs in Geographical Information Systems (GIS). This research evaluates the importance of different variables to understand daily mobility for individuals in Grenoble metropolitan region, France. It presents approaches to describe and measure observed travel patterns based on 39 completed travel diaries from 22 households. The activity-space concept is used to describe and measure daily mobility and it is portrayed
through the standard deviational ellipse and the standard distance. The data used have been implemented and computed in a GIS. The results show that of the variables investigated; gender, day of week, and work status – work status is most explanatory of observed differences in activity-space. Another aspect of the research has been to examine potential mobility of individuals - this in as extension to the observed daily mobility and looks at the underlying activities to determine the potential spatial choice. The result of the analysis shows that differences in potential mobility can not be explained by the tested variables; gender and day of week. (Less)
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author
Hansen, Rickard
supervisor
organization
course
GISM01 20081
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
mobility, time geography, potential path area, activity-space, GIS, geostatistics
publication/series
LUMA-GIS Thesis
report number
2
language
English
id
3558933
date added to LUP
2013-02-27 14:49:09
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2013-02-27 14:49:09
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  abstract     = {Time-geography is one of the earliest analytical perspectives to study human activities and movements in space-time. With the increasing availability of geo-referenced individual level data and more powerful computational capabilities, more and more studies are implementing
time-geographical constructs in Geographical Information Systems (GIS). This research evaluates the importance of different variables to understand daily mobility for individuals in Grenoble metropolitan region, France. It presents approaches to describe and measure observed travel patterns based on 39 completed travel diaries from 22 households. The activity-space concept is used to describe and measure daily mobility and it is portrayed
through the standard deviational ellipse and the standard distance. The data used have been implemented and computed in a GIS. The results show that of the variables investigated; gender, day of week, and work status – work status is most explanatory of observed differences in activity-space. Another aspect of the research has been to examine potential mobility of individuals - this in as extension to the observed daily mobility and looks at the underlying activities to determine the potential spatial choice. The result of the analysis shows that differences in potential mobility can not be explained by the tested variables; gender and day of week.},
  author       = {Hansen, Rickard},
  keyword      = {mobility,time geography,potential path area,activity-space,GIS,geostatistics},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {LUMA-GIS Thesis},
  title        = {Daily mobility in Grenoble metropolitan region, France : applied GIS methods in time geographical research},
  year         = {2008},
}